Weekly Feature



July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

FORE

Patrick Cullinan of West Seneca watches his drive during the WNY Jr. PGA Drive, Chip, Putt competition Friday at Buffalo Tournament Club. Cullinan competed in the boys 7-9 division.   More...

Editorial

Heroin problem needs to be addressed

Bee Editorial

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently.  More...

Spindle items

• SEEING RAINBOWS — Last week, the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to uphold the rights of gay Americans. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 12, 1990

• A local television producer has managed to combine the power of TV with the artistry of literature to create a show that seems to be causing kids age 5-8 to spend more time with their noses in a book and less time in front of the tube.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.This week on Seneca Creek Road, the developer continues removing all the trees. When the houses are built, will they try to figure out what to do with all the displaced deer? Will we have another episode with deer removal?  More...

Education

West Seneca East & West High School Graduation 2015

COMMENCEMENT — Graduate Mathew Warner smiles proudly from his wheelchair on Commencement Day for West Seneca East High School on June 24. More...

On the Campus

Louis Buccella, of West Seneca, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany.  More...

Oakmoss Education sets summer programs

For Mary Jo Graham, founder of Oakmoss Education, seeking time in the natural world is a time to both reconnect and find balance in everyday life.  More...

Lifestyles

KanJam... a Buffalo tradition

Trying to slam-dunk a flying disc into a garbage can might not sound like a conventional summertime activity, but it is increasingly making an appearance in backyards and parks across the nation. More...

West Seneca Garden Walk set for July 18, 19

The West Seneca Garden Walk will feature gardens around the community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. More...

Marilla native conducts summer library programs

For Shannon Jakubowski, the road leading to being Marilla Free Library’s director began as a child.  More...

Business

AAA projects upcoming Independence Day holiday travel

AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. More...

Credit union raises more than $95,000 for Relay for Life

The Western New York Federal Credit Union has raised $96,876.11 as a part of Relay for Life of the Southtowns since 2004.  During this year’s event held on June 5 at Yates Park in Orchard Park, the WNY FCU team raised $8,567.03.  More...

Broadway Driving Range to hold miniature golf tournament

Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf will host its 11th annual miniature golf tournament on Tuesday, July 14.  The event will start with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. More...

Study to begin for proposed Seneca Place development

The West Seneca Town Board unanimously approved an agreement with RKG Associates, Inc., a multi-discipline consulting firm, to prepare a market demand and financial feasibility study for the contemplated development of the Seneca Place project.  More...

Fisher, Langner roads undergo complete repaving

Erie County is well into the summer construction season, when roads and bridges are becoming the focus of improvement projects. West Seneca will benefit from some additional funds allocated by the State Legislature. More...

Local News

West Senior student attends Grammy camp

Lyndsay “Lynz” Munich didn’t let one rejection letter stop her from pursuing her dream.  After the West Seneca West senior applied to the Grammy Foundation’s annual camp for high school students last year and didn’t More...

West Seneca native serves in Navy Reserve during Centennial Year

A 2002 West Seneca East High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as it celebrates its 100th year protecting America.  More...

Services available to treat heroin abuse

Heroin abuse has been on the rise during the past several years, reaching epidemic proportions.  Residents gathered at the Cheektowaga Senior Center on June 24 to express concerns, learn about resources available and get statistics from police a More...

Police Blotter

Television, bank card, pills, KFC stolen from Harlem residence

Monday, June 22  • A woman reported to police that her son’s bank card was used fraudulently, with three charges totaling $444.95 on his card. She said her son is in a treatment center and she is handling his bills. More...

Obituaries

Ray Semlitsch, professor of biology

Ray Semlitsch, a professor of biology and an international leader in amphibian ecology, formerly of West Seneca, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was 64.  More...

Sports

Schaefer’s .600 average leads First Team players

2015 All-Bee Baseball

Despite the poor weather, it was a fantastic year for Western New York baseball. More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound.  After polling the All-Bee coaches, Preziuso got the nod as the 2015 All-Bee Baseball Pitcher of More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Baseball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — and there&rsqu More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Summer registration open for Community Ed   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Fireworks

thurs. 2 Ken-Ton — Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performing at 7:15 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Family Fun Thursdays — With Owl Orthodontics, who will present a fun-filled musical performances from entertainer Kevin McCarthy and face painting by Shea, 12:30-2 p.m. More...